I believe that a mother’s love has no limits.
Julia Drummond’s patriotic maternalism symbolizes the commitment of Canadian women to help those in need during wartime. Mothers were torn between encouraging their sons to go to war – and the possibility of their never coming home.
Julia Drummond cared deeply for the plight of Canadian soldiers and established the Maple Leaf Club in London to be a gathering place during their battlefield leave. She created the Canadian Red Cross’ Information Bureau so that families could know the fate of their loved ones recuperating in overseas hospitals. Her son Guy was killed in 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres.
– Viveka Melki
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